B.C. has a $1.6 billion plan to fight a second wave of COVID-19 (Details)

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The province unveiled a $1.6 billion plan to weather the pandemic through the fall and flu season that will help clear capacity in B.C.’s health-care system without the broad and disruptive measures it took...

B.C. announces early lung cancer screening program touted as first in Canada (Details)

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VANCOUVER—The British Columbia government has announced a new lung cancer screening program it says is the first of its kind in Canada aimed at early diagnosis of the deadliest form of the disease.Premier John...

Supreme Court of Canada says doctor’s libel action over email comments can proceed (Details)

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OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada says a doctor’s libel case over email remarks by a lawyer can go ahead.The ruling today is expected to clarify when such lawsuits are warranted and when they are...

Trudeau cabinet meets to discuss rebuilding amid rising COVID-19 cases (Details)

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OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will convene his cabinet ministers for two days of closed-door meetings starting Monday as a rising number of new COVID-19 cases threatens to pull the Liberals’ attention from long-term rebuilding...
Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro says there will likely be six applications from First Nations communities, which are eligible for a $50,000 government grant to help with the process.

Alberta ramps up surgeries 150 per cent, boosts privately run day clinics (Details)

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CALGARY—The Alberta government plans to expand the use of privately run day-surgery clinics as part of a plan to boost procedures by 150 per cent.Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the province will expand...

RCMP tracking dog Fergus on mend after suspect stabbed him with stick and fled...

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HALIFAX—An RCMP police dog with a stellar record of tracking suspects and locating lost citizens is on the mend after being stabbed while pursuing a man in Nova Scotia.The police service says Fergus is...

Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination (Details)

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OTTAWA—A recall has been issued for Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa due to possible Salmonella contamination.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products were distributed across Ontario.It also notes...

Teen girl charged in July killing of Ottawa man; police searching for second suspect...

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OTTAWA—A teenage girl has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a young Ottawa man, while investigators continue to search for another suspect.Twenty-one-year-old Mohamed Hassan was killed on July 27 and his...
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Donald Trump Is Out. Are We Ready to Talk About How...

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I’ve been thinking about Barbara Tuchman’s medieval history, A Distant Mirror, over the past couple of weeks. The book is a masterful work of...